Justin M. WrightPhD
With 20 years of experience across med tech and pharma, Justin currently serves as Global Head of Innovation at Novartis where he is responsible leading the enterprise innovation system across the drug development process for both biologics and small molecules. This includes activation of the innovation strategy and leading cross-functional innovation governance internally and externally to Novartis.
Prior to joining Novartis, Justin helped launch and then lead Lilly’s Cambridge Innovation Center that was tasked with building Lilly’s next-generation delivery and connected product systems. This also included developing new innovation and external partnership models in order to accelerate drug delivery innovation along with mapping a number of strategies for digital biomarkers and clinical feedback loops. Before this, Justin worked at Becton Dickinson (BD) where he served in various roles focused on developing and commercializing drug delivery systems for the biotech, vaccine, and pharmaceutical industries. Justin began his career at Merck & Company working across manufacturing, product commercialization, and franchise management.
Justin holds a Ph.D. in Bio-Organic chemistry from Clemson University and completed a research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of more than 35 patents and publications.